Parents Let 3-Year-Old Pee in Bottle in Middle of Fancy Restaurant

potty trainingLet's be honest. There are certain things about parenthood that are just a pain. Take potty training for instance. You are out at a really nice dinner and your tyke has to go to the bathroom in the middle of a sumptuous bite of food. Of course, you put your fork down and haul him off to the restroom. At least, that is what most of us would do. Though, that wasn't a consideration for one family of tourists. They allowed their toddler to pee in a bottle at the table -- in full view of other diners.


The little boy was dining at the Taipei, China restaurant with his family, who were on vacation. This wasn't some roadside diner, either. Din Tai Fung is a Michelin-starred eatery and ranked sixth of all restaurants in Asia. All of Asia. As in that entire continent. 

So needless to say, it's not the kind of place where people usually pee at the table. Still, this family allowed their 3-year-old to urinate in a plastic bottle they had with them rather than take him to the restroom. And in case you are wondering, there was one. In fact, the wait staff informed them that there was indeed one available. The mom's response? "I got it, I got it," she reportedly said.

It was a disturbing incident for everyone around. Not surprisingly, the patrons who witnessed it found it shocking and said that the smell made them lose their appetite.

If that wasn't bad enough, this story gets even more bizarre. As the little boy was peeing, some of the urine splashed on his family's food, and they tried to get the restaurant to replace it for free. Unbelievable. Of course, the staff refused.

What do you think about what this family did?


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